Through your tithes & offerings, TLCC is able to fund ministry efforts that help bring people into a relationship with God that changes their eternal destiny. Only through the tithes & offerings given by the people at TLCC are we able to inspire people to the life God dreams for them as we spread His love in ever-widening circles. When you give, you are blessed and you are a blessing to others.
What Is Tithing?
God chose that the tithe was to be the basic standard of Christian giving. Tithe literally means 10%. First instituted through the faith of Abraham, and now for thousands of years, people have returned the first 10% of their income to God through His earthly representatives (now the church).
When we tithe we acknowledge God as the owner of everything else in our lives. (Genesis 14:17–22) … “The purpose of tithing is to teach you to always put God first in your lives.” Deuteronomy 14:23 (TLB) Jesus taught that “you should tithe” (Matthew 23:23) while remembering other parts of our faith that are important, but often neglected.
Anything given above 10% is called an offering, and is a way to honor God through giving sacrificially. The Bible says more about giving than Heaven, prayer, or even, faith!
What The Bible Says
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
2 Corinthians 9:7
“Give not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
“But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth…”
1 Timothy 6:18-19
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”